The Val d'Elsa and the near Val di Merse areas  are full of the parish churches or abbeys situated just a few kilometres far from Bichi Borghesi where you can celebrate  catholic ceremonies.

The beautiful Abbey of SS. Salvatore and Cirino is located in the small, ancient village of Abbadia a Isola (10 km) and it was a fundamental stage along of the Via Francigena pilgrimage route.

Also in the Val d'Elsa they are Badia a Coneo  (10km) and the church of Santa Maria Assunta in within the walls of the castle Monteriggioni (15km).

In the Val di Merse are well-known  the Pieve of San Giovanni Scola (Pievescola - 8km) and the spectacular Abbey of San Galgano and the circular church of Montesiepi famous for the  sword stuck in the rock.

Info

Abbazia di SS. Salvatore e Cirino - Badia a Coneo - chiesa di S.Maria Assunta: Don Doriano mob. 3356651581 dondoriano@live.it

Pieve di San Giovanni a Scola (Pievescola): Don Adrian Bodoruta 0577.961049 adrian1401@hotmail.it

Abbazia San Galgano: for the caremonies in the abbey (mostly civil), please contact the Municipality of Chiusdino +39 (0) 577 751055.

Pieve di Montesiepi (Catholic rite) Don Vito tel 0577 750 301  (afternoon), 0577 756700 (morning)

Abbadia a Isola
Abbadia a Isola
Abbadia a Isola
Abbadia a Isola
Abbadia a Isola abside
Abbadia a Isola abside